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Caro-Kann exchange variation
MNb wrote on 09/30/09 at 12:49:12:
It amazes me that Keano, usually a very sensible and reasonable guy, defends this book. He neglects the two main complaints: the three authors systematically evaluate equal positions as sligh...

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Started 10/01/09 at 09:54:08 by Keano
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The Caro-Kann Defense: Classical Variation Karpov
Hi friends. Have you heard about this new book? Is it really new or a reprint of the very old book by the same authors?

Started 12/23/16 at 22:53:38 by Pingudon
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Uncommon (?) Carokann Defence
What do members think about a setup with ...c6; ...d6; ...Qc7 and ...Bg4 when White plays Nf3? I saw a youtube video about it and looks like a basic defence against practically anything.  Does it have...

Started 10/19/16 at 08:35:18 by ham204
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The Two knights - how good is this line?
I don't know anything about this line but was under the impression it wasn't a strong line for white...yet when looking at the repertoire's of two players whose games I am thinking of studying, I saw ...

Started 07/10/16 at 20:02:51 by RoleyPoley
4 921 Last Post 12/12/16 at 10:54:25
By: mn
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Apocalypse attack

Started 09/21/16 at 22:54:09 by Mark L
12 1834 Last Post 10/12/16 at 17:54:03
By: ErictheRed
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Apocalypse attack part 2
Here's another interesting game with an early Ne5 by White.
[pgn][Event "Caro-Kann defense Apocalypse attack"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2016.09.13"]
[Round "?"]
[White "White"]

Started 10/06/16 at 06:40:49 by Mark L
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By: Mark L
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Is the solid and boring CaroKann really solid?
I have been studying the Caro because I was told it was very solid. But what I have found is a lot of sharp lines, opposite sides castling and sacrifices. The new Caro is still considered solid and bo...

Started 09/07/16 at 22:49:58 by Pingudon
6 1048 Last Post 09/11/16 at 19:42:14
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Caro Kann Fantasy - 3...e6 4.Nc3 Bb4 5.Kf2!?
Hello chess friends
In preparing against a svoren Caro Kann fan opponent, I looked for something interesting and new in the Fantasy variation and came up with the idea 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.f3 e6 4.N...

Started 07/13/16 at 09:58:29 by Knightcut
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Negi's repertoire vs the Caro Kann
The new book from Quality Chess,"Grandmaster Repertoire 1 e4 vs the French, Caro Kann and Philidor",  by GM Parimarjan Negi, provides a very challenging white repertoire vs. the Caro Kann, based on ma...

Started 10/05/14 at 14:59:08 by Paddy
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By: h4rl3k1n
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August 2016 Update
In the latest update, there's a rather confusing comment:
"This month features three games in our advanced Caro. Since Black was doing quite well in the d4 lines, I started to consider other sys...

Started 08/21/16 at 12:35:06 by AlanG
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By: GMTonyKosten
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Most material on the Two Knights variation
Thanks to everybody who responded to my request for material on the Gurgenidze.  Now I'm looking for the most material on the Two Knights.
Thanks in advance.

Started 06/25/16 at 10:09:11 by George Jempty
3 833 Last Post 07/01/16 at 02:42:25
By: George Jempty
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Most material on the Gurgenidze variation
I'm looking for resources with the most material on the Gurgenidze variation 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 g6
Thanks in advance

Started 06/24/16 at 23:43:39 by George Jempty
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By: George Jempty
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Parimarjan N. Book vs. Caro-Kann chapter 27
Dear Caro-Kann experts,
I recently bought above mentioned book and looked at chapter 27 (Caro-Kann) which is the following line:
1.e4,c6 2.d4,d5 3.Nd2, dxe4 4.Nxe4, Bf5, 5.Ng3, Bg6 6.h4,h6 7...

Started 01/04/15 at 17:58:28 by Erschowieda
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13... Qb6!? Main Caro
Qb6 in the main line of the Caro-Kann seems to be very intresting, Negi's line doesn't lead to any advantage after 15... Qa5. Does White have anything after 13... Qb6?
[pgn][Event "?"]
[Site "...|/pgn]

Started 01/29/16 at 20:01:54 by NegiRefutes
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Panov variation (9...Nb6)
What is the problem (for Black) with the Panov line 4...Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Nf3 Bg4 7.cxd Nxd5 8.Qb3 Bxf3 9.gxf Nb6 (instead of 9...e6)?
Houska's coverage in the 1st edition of her Caro Kann work?<br...

Started 01/19/16 at 15:31:39 by BABYBIRD
6 1098 Last Post 01/23/16 at 14:34:23
By: fling
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Recommend Caro-Kann players to follow
I am taking up the Caro-Kann. I'd like to study the games of players who specialize in it. Please recommend some contemporary GMs who play this regularly. Thanks!

Started 03/26/14 at 15:06:27 by Eutychus
9 3679 Last Post 08/01/15 at 10:26:27
By: eggman
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Attacking the Caro-Kann by Dreev
I just noticed this book is scheduled for release by the publisher Chess Stars for Jan 2015. I find it a bit strange that a devoted Caro-Kann player would do this. I wonder why he didn't want to write...

Started 09/20/14 at 05:03:03 by Betablinx
8 4454 Last Post 07/01/15 at 19:03:17
By: nestor
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Caro-Kann by Kornev for ChessStars
I just received the following email from Semko Semkov, after enquiring about the possibility of a Caro-Kann repertoire book for Black:
We have in our plans a Black repertoire book wit...

Hopefully this wil

Started 03/24/15 at 18:36:06 by LostTactic
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By: TD
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classical variation 11.Bd2...13.c4 0-0 14.Kb1 b5!?
Following Schandorff, I have been studying closely the 11.Bd2 lines as many of the Chinese players I compete with play this line. Schandorff gives 13.c4 as a side line as offers a pawn sacrifice with ...

Started 06/12/15 at 10:10:05 by Chris
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By: Chris
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No coverage of Advance variation in GM Caro Kann
Grandmaster Repertoire 7 The Caro Kann doesn't seem to cover this line: 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5!?. What's surprising about this omission is the publication date of the Grandmaster Repertoire book c...

Started 04/19/15 at 05:27:49 by HagenWatch1
7 2242 Last Post 05/21/15 at 08:41:43
By: ako
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